curriculum vitae:

  • 1983        Graduate of Dutchess County BOCES Culinary Arts Program

  • 1988-'89 Member of US Army Culinary Arts Team/ US Army Europe Culinary Arts Team

  • 1989-'95  Chef de Cuisine -  The Thymes (Kingston NY) and Jake Moon (Big Indian NY) restaurants,  Chef Daniel Smith CEC

  • 1991  Le Grenadine Restaurant (Paris, France)   Patrick Cirotte - le guide Gault et Millau

  • 1992 Graduate of New England Culinary Institute (Vermont)

  • 1995 Founder of MOUNTAINMAN hot sauce brand

  • 1998-2006  Executive Chef - Gadaleto's Seafood, (New Paltz NY)

  • 2006- '16  Executive Chef/Owner - Eat 'n Meet Grill and larder (Saranac Lake NY)

  • 2017 Corporate Executive Chef Hudson Valley Seafood (Central Valley NY)


© 2017 Chef John Vargo Proudly created with